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November 06, 2015

IBPS Clerks V English Language Practice Test

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Hi friends, I am Shravan again. Here I am sharing English Language practice test for upcoming IBPS and other competitive exams, taken from news papers. Happy Reading :)

Note : Cloze Test is one of the easiest topics in the examination. These questions are easy and help you improve your performance. If you are confused between two options, then move onto to the next question, solve it and come back to the question where you are confused. You will now have a better idea about the correct choice. 

Directions (Q1-5) : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, It any will be In one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer Is (5). 

1. The celebrities that organised (1)/ the marathon were aiming (2)/ to create an awareness (3)/ about the treatment of diabetes. (4)/ No error. (5)

2. There will be several (1)/ new visa application centres opened (2)/ in metros across the country (3)/ to easy the pressure on embassies. (4)/ No error. (5)

3. The Director asked me (1)/ how I have not (2)/ taken his permission (3)/ before applying for the new job. (4)/ No error. (5)

4. Kiranmayi is too busy (1)/ in her present (2)/ programmes to take (3)/ up any new ones. (4)/ No error. (5)

5. Villagers want to build (1)/ a bridge crossed the river (2)/ to connect their village (3)/ to the highway. (4)/ No error. (5)

Directions (Q6-10) : which of the phrases (1), (2), (3), (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer. 

6. For centuries, undergoing a recession and large cuts in public spending seem to be the ordering of the day. 
  1. be ordering of the day 
  2. being the order of the day 
  3. be the order of the day 
  4. being ordering of the day 
  5. No correction required 
7. I had severe doubts about If I successfully run a company, but my father encouraged.
  1. if I am successful in 
  2. how should I successfully 
  3. whether I could successfully 
  4. that I would succeed to 
  5. No correction required 
8. The company will Invest more six hundred crores in the next five years to expand its operations in Britain.
  1. will tuner invest 
  2. has invested more than 
  3. have invested over 
  4. will be invested above 
  5. No correction required 
9. The little boy appeared all of a sudden out of nowhere and take every one by surprise.
  1. took every one as surprised 
  2. take everyone with surprised 
  3. took everyone by surprises 
  4. took everyone by surprise 
  5. No correction required 
10. All she could think was the beautiful dress and how she could earn enough money to buy it.
  1. All she can think 
  2. All she could thought 
  3. All she can thought 
  4. All she can be thought 
  5. No correction required 
Directions (Q 11-15) : In each of the following sentences, there are two blanks. Below each, there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully correct.

11. The criterion for _____________ a player should be based on his recent performance; but unfortunately, the journalists are _____________ to be carried away by earlier successes.
  1. condemning, satisfying 
  2. judging, prone 
  3. revealing, reluctant 
  4. eager, acclaiming 
  5. criticising, clean 
12. Their minds were _____________  with the thought of the _____________  conflict.
  1. engrossed, approaching 
  2. prepared, growing 
  3. absolve, mere 
  4. swollen, imminent 
  5. preoccupied, adverse 
13. It would be impossible for us to continue living in this world if each of us _____________   exactly what fate had in _____________   for us.
  1. follow, plan 
  2. appreciate, strategy 
  3. design, anticipation 
  4. visualize, hidden 
  5. knew, store 
14. He objected to the proposal because it was founded on a _____________  principle and also was   _____________  at times.
  1. faulty, desirable 
  2. imperative, reasonable 
  3. wrong, inconvenient 
  4. sound, acceptable 
  5. conforming, deplorable 
15. The human mind is never _____________ ;  it advances or it _____________
  1. absolute, diminishes 
  2. dynamic, stops 
  3. perfect, disintegrates 
  4. stationary, retrogrades 
  5. happy, spoils 

Directions (Q 16-20) : In each of the following questions four words are given of which two words are most nearly the same or opposite in meaning. Find those words and Indicate the number of correct letter combination as your answer. 

16. (A) Cutting (B) Establishing (C) Transfering (D) Pruning
  1. A-B 
  2. C-D 
  3. B-C 
  4. A-C 
  5. A-D 
17. (A) Stimulate (B) Apprehend (C) Facilitate (D) Understand
  1. A-B 
  2. B-C 
  3. A-C 
  4. B-D
  5. C-D 
18. (A) Suffuse (B) Deplete (C) Fight (D) Delay
  1. B-C 
  2. C-D 
  3. A-C 
  4. A-D 
  5. A-B 
19. (A) Practical (B) Delectable (C) Leaflike (D) Charming
  1. A-C
  2. B-D
  3. A-D
  4. BC
  5. A-B

20. (A) Praise (B) Divergence (C) Confluence (D) Confidence
  1. B-C 
  2. B-D 
  3. C-D 
  4. A-B 
  5. A-C 
Directions (Q 21-25) : Rearrange the follow-ing sentences (A), (B), (C), (0), (E) and (F) in the proper order and then answer the questions given below them.
(A) To address these issues Indian corporates are increasingly turning ecofriendly.
(B) At present, however, there are only a dozen green buildings in the private sector.
(C) However, though an ecofriendly building may cost more upfront, it is cost-effective because of lower operating costs in the long run.
(D) Today there is growing concern about global warming, energy and water crisis.
(E) The reason is the cost of an ecofriendly building is 15% to 20% more than puffing up a conven-tional building.
(F) Planting trees, using energy saving lighting systems and constructing ecofriendly green buildings are some of the measures they are taking.

21. Which is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
22. Which is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement ?
23. Which is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement ?
  1. D
  2. C
24. Which is the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement ?
25. Which of the following is the SIXTH sentence after rearrangement ?
Directions (Q 26-35) : In the following pas-sage, there ere blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are print-ed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word In each case. 

A good percentage of the population of India is tribal. The tribals live in the hills and forests of the country and have been little ...(26)... by the ...(27)... plains. Practically all the states of India have their tribal population. The tribes are numerous, computed to be about 200, some living in ...(28)... regions In dense forests, and others on the borders of villages. Some tribes are ...(29)... to a few souls, while others like the Santhals, run into millions and are steadily ...(30)... in numbers. During the British period some of them showed ...(31)... respect for the Indian Penal Code. Under mod-ern conditions isolation, however, has become ...(32)... and the hill tribes are getting . (33) The cultural traffic is two way. Social reformers are taking civilization to the hills, and the tribes, ...(34)... their old occupations of hunting and ...(35)... farming are settling in villages, towns and cities as labourers and industrial workers.

26. 1) affected 2) domiciled 3) motivated 4) deprived 5) favoured

27. 1) financial 2) proud 3) cultural 4) unruly 5) swift

28. 1) comfortable 2) marshy 3) wild 4) unpopulated 5) inhospitable

29.1) devoted 2) confined 3) susceptible 4) related 5) attached

30. 1) constant 2) deteriorated 3) developing 4) increasing 4) decreasing

31. 1) abundant 2) genuine 3) superficial 4) exorbitant 5) scant

32. 1) crucial 2) necessary 3) difficult 4) convenient 5) indispensable

33. 1) civilised 2) demoralised 3) wiped-out 4) entertained 5) reduced

34. 1) escaping 2) with 3) enhancing 4) leaving 5) continuing

35. 1) productive 2) primitive 3) profitable 4) cultivable 5) scientific

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